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Lady Colonels punch ticket to state tournament

The Cass girls punched their ticket to the state tournament Tuesday night by defeating Kell in the Region 7-AAAAA tournament quarterfinals at Carrollton, 49-35.

Alexis Ware led the Lady Colonels with a double-double that included 18 points and 10 rebounds. Payton Stoddard also reached double figures with 10 points. Sharia Wade tossed in five points while Claire Davis, Londaisha Smith (photo), Ariana Hames, and Amber Brittian each added four points.

Cass led 9-7 after one quarter, 26-21 at halftime, and 33-24 after three quarters on their way to the 14-point victory. Kya Williams led the Lady Longhorns with 12 points.

Kell’s season ends with an 11-15 record.

The Lady Colonels (21-5) will now play in region semifinals Thursday night at 4 p.m. against No. 2-seed Carrollton at Villa Rica High School.

The region championship will be Saturday night at 7 p.m. The region third place game will be at 4 p.m. Both of those games will also be at Villa Rica.


The Cass boys had their season come to an end Tuesday night with a one-point loss to Rome in the Region 7-AAAAA tournament quarterfinals at Kell High School.

In a back-and-forth battle between two teams that split games during the regular season, Rome led 21-16 after a fast-paced opening quarter before the Colonels rallied in the second period to lead 35-33 at halftime. The score was tied at 52 at the end of the third quarter with Rome squeezing out a 70-69 win in the end. Senior Jacquez Fountain (photo) led Cass with 31 points in his final game. Justice Hayes followed with 11 points. Jordan Ford contributed nine points. Ethan Carter had seven. Braxton Benham and Zaylan Chaney added six points apiece.

Caleb Byrd led Rome with 33 points. Justin Ingram added 12 as the Wolves secured a state tournament berth. Rome (16-10) advanced to the region tournament semifinals Thursday at Villa Rica High School.

Cass had its season end with a 13-13 record.


The Adairsville girls were eliminated from the Region 6-AAA Tournament Tuesday night at Ringgold with a 64-37 loss to Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe.

The Lady Tigers led 24-22 at halftime, but were outscored 22-11 in the third quarter and never recovered.

Macey Gregg and Milijah Williams paced LFO with 25 and 21 points, respectively.

The Lady Warriors (11-15) advanced to the region quarterfinals Thursday night to face 4th-seeded Sonoraville.

Adairsville (6-21) was led by 10 points from Coriana McDaniel (photo). Havyn Isaac and Nakiyah Washington tossed in eight each.

RINGGOLD 50, ADAIRSVILLE BOYS 42 The 8th-seeded Adairsville boys had their season come to a close Tuesday night in a 50-42 loss to host Ringgold at the Region 6-AAA tournament. Ringgold (12-14), seeded 5th, advances to a Thursday night quarterfinal matchup against Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe.

Adairsville finished the year with a 9-18 record.

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